4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Columbus

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Taylor Made Farm, admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing.

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Columbus to Lexington is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Taylor Made Farm
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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Taylor Made Farm ©
Taylor Made Farm

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trek along Tall Man's Misery, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Diamond Caverns
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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, walk around Louisville Waterfront Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, then browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally stop by Old Louisville.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville travel tool.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cave Hill Cemetery ©
Cave Hill Cemetery
Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) ©

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